The starting blocks are retired and the champions have been named as the 2016 Summer Swim Championships wrapped up in Neepawa Aug. 21.Racers from Winkler, Manitou and Pilot Mound teams were among those looking to edge out the competition in the final races of the season.Mike Sumner, team manager for the Winkler Barracudas, says six swimmers ended t
Players from the Border West Baseball League travelled to Cold Lake, Alta., and conquered all, going undefeated en route to a championship at the Western Canadian all-star tournament. The Border West team won the right to represent Manitoba by winning the 2015 Provincial Senior ‘AA’ All-Star Tournament. The Border West team also won Westerns in 201
Penny Oleksiak will carry flag for Canada at Olympic closing ceremony
The Winkler Peewee AA team took their winning ways to the Western Canadian Championships and never looked back.Last weekend, the unbeaten team stormed their way through the competition to become the very first Winkler Peewee team to win the tournament.Not only did they win, the team outscored the competition 97-16, ending games with the mercy rule
The Border West Baseball League season has come to an end, with the Pilot Mound Pilots coming out on top, defeating the Winkler Whips 7-2 in the decisive fourth game of the championship series. The Pilots held a two games to one lead heading into the fourth game in Winkler on Aug. 15, and ended hope for the Whips early, jumping out to a 7-0 lead, s
The torch is out, the venues have emptied and 90 medals are heading with Central Region athletes, including a number from the Pembina Valley, after the Power Smart Manitoba Games in Steinbach Aug. 7-13.Forty gold, 22 silver and 28 bronze medals were earned by the Central Region over the Games, many in the first days of the Games.A strong athletics
Harvest Fest 2016 would have been the first time the women also got a turn to show off their physical strength for the crowd, but a last-minute cancellation of the Strong Woman contest put those plans on ice.The event was cancelled due to lack of participation the day before it was set to run.Chris McDole, Strong Man referee and advocate of Strong
Derek Drouin is Canada's third gold medallist in Rio de Janeiro after winning the men's high jump competition on Tuesday night.
The bleachers around the Winkler Harvest Festival rodeo ring were standing room only as up and coming cowgirls and cowboys jumped into the saddle for two days of Manitoba High School Rodeo Association action.The long-standing Harvest Festival event once again drew teenage athletes from both Saskatchewan and Manitoba Aug. 13-14 in the second and thi
Rosie MacLennan, Canada’s only gold medallist in 2012 in London, returned to the top step of the podium in women’s trampoline on Friday at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
A young team of Barracudas did not disappoint in the pool during what will end up being the only local meet of the 2016 Swim Manitoba Summer Swim schedule.A total 17 first place finishes, 21 second places and 16 third places had Winkler names behind them after competitive swimmers descended on Manitou Aug. 7 for the fourth of five meets this season
CARMAN - For the latest version of the Pembina Valley Panthers, it’s been a productive start to ‘their’ inaugural season as part of the Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association’s (WYSA) Under-13 Boys Premier 2 division.
CBC apologized online and on-air late Wednesday night after one of its commentators said a defeated Chinese swimmer “died like a pig” during a race.
The Morden Mohawks have been bounced from the Border West Baseball League playoffs. The three-time defending champions were defeated at home by the Cartwright Twins, 4-1, at Buhler Park in a wild card match up. In the other wild card game, the Baldur Regals dismantled the Killarney Lakers, 11-1. The Twins will move on to face the top ranked Pilot M
Rain troubles continued for the Manitoba Great Western Harness Racing circuit as it made its first stop of the year in Miami.The fourth stop on the circuit also became the latest to run into wet weather July 23 after morning showers soaked the track.“It was very obvious that we were going to have to cancel first thing in the morning, and so we did
Over The Line, a weekly sports web show produced by Postmedia, is back with another episode.
Central Energy, a U14 Softball team, claimed a bronze medal at the provincials, and will be heading to the nationals in Winnipeg, Aug. 17-21.The regional team includes players from Winkler, Altona, Manitou, St. Alphonse, Swan Lake, Carman, Roland, Gladstone, Notre Dame, and Sperling.The team had a tough provincials in Brandon July 8-10, with the se
Hockey’s ultimate prize has once again made a stop in Winkler, as Eric Fehr brought the cup to the Southland Mall July 20. Thousands of fans got a chance for a photo with the cup and Pittsburgh Penguins player, as well as an opportunity to purchase an autographed picture or T-shirt.
Canada's men's basketball team saw its dreams of playing in the Rio Olympics dashed.